Definition of speller in English:

speller

noun

  • 1with adjective A person who spells with a specified ability.

    ‘a very weak speller’
    • ‘‘And this person would need to be a very good speller,’ he continued, matter of fact.’
    • ‘I'm a fair speller but I've gotten a whole lot better since making Spellbound.’
    • ‘The top spellers will then go forward to regional heats for the Hard Spell programme.’
    • ‘Now while I am a reasonable speller, my typing skills leave a lot to be desired and it showed last week.’
    • ‘Her advice for bad spellers is pragmatic: ‘Once your child has got to 10, stop worrying and teach them how to use the technology.’’
    • ‘If you're not the world's best speller, have trusted friends and colleagues check your site copy for errors.’
    • ‘To be a good Scrabble player you need good word knowledge and to be a good speller.’
    • ‘Since studies have shown that spell checkers make good spellers worse, does that mean this new tool will give us less personality?’
    • ‘The first class speller says she's into poetry, golf and swimming.’
    • ‘Constant copying of correct spelling produces good spellers.’
    • ‘Since they will be with you for years, they'll become competent spellers before they're ready to leave homeschool.’
    • ‘Two hundred and sixty-five champion spellers, ages 9 to 15, are competing in Washington for a $12,000 grand prize.’
    • ‘Helping our students become good spellers is just one of many curriculum goals.’
    • ‘Being a good speller all her life, Mae never needed to study.’
    • ‘Certainly many children are now better spellers than the education department civil servant who sent out 48,000 posters promoting literacy.’
    • ‘However, a poor speller may or may not be strong in other cognitive abilities, particularly those not directly associated with language processing.’
    • ‘Kitty, I have a feeling that you are probably a good speller but here are some tips for good spelling.’
    • ‘She will be pitted against the country's best young spellers when she stars on Hard Spell at the end of the month.’
    • ‘And with tertiary institutions relying on secondary schools to churn out good spellers, and secondary schools relying on primaries to teach the basics, spelling seems to fade out of importance around the age of 12.’
    • ‘Therefore Elizabeth was a great speller and she remembered poems that she can still recite.’
    1. 1.1North American A book for teaching spelling.
      • ‘He also produced a grammar and a reader that were sold as a set with the speller.’
      • ‘This color laser printed limited edition is made from paint and collage placed on top of a nineteenth-century speller.’
      • ‘Lucy says she's lost her speller and that Jamison will need it for his lessons tomorrow.’
      • ‘She picks up a book and says ‘Oh, there's my speller.’’
    2. 1.2
      another term for spellchecker
      • ‘Stefan (if I may call him that - my computer speller goes into overdrive with his surname) made me realise for the first time what witty and professional writers Flanders and Swann were.’

Pronunciation

speller

/ˈspɛlə/